Phase II is divided into two substages: IIA and IIB. IIA consists of tests on over 100 human patients using only Rh-Apo2L and gauges the efficacy of the drug as well as the narrowing of the scope of targeted cancers. Results thus far have shown strong efficacy in treating lung cancer (non-small cell), non-Hodgkins lymphoma, stomach cancer, pancreatic cancer and kidney cancer. Shanghai Qiaer, Aida's research subsidiary, has reduced the key cancer targets to the three main diseases which Rh-Apo2L has shown the most efficacy and which have the most market potential. These three cancer targets will be announced at a later date, pending successful trials. Formal results will also be released after clinical tests are completed.
Phase IIB is testing Rh-Apo2L in combination with other anti-cancer drugs on the above three chosen diseases. The tests monitor interaction with other drugs, side effects and dosages for additional tests. To date, the combined use of Rh-Apo2L with selected anti-cancer drugs has shown good efficacy, reliable safety and no additional side effects. Tests are still ongoing for various dosage amounts on different types of cancer and no regulatory approval has been received for these drugs.
About Rh-Apo2L -- The Anti-Cancer Drug
Rh-Apo2L is a pioneering biotechnology gene therapy drug used to treat certain forms of cancer. This biopharmaceutical drug has gained the attention of researchers and clinical professionals throughout China who are observing the drug for potential replacement of surgery and radiation therapy for cancer. Potentially, over 8 million lives can be saved each year in China by this drug. The production and marketing of the drug is expected to generate substantial profits for Aida.
About Aida Pharmaceuticals
Aida Pharmaceuticals is a product-focused pharmaceuticals company engaged in the formulation, clinical testing, registration, manufacture, sales and marketing of advanced pharmaceutical and genetic products in mainland China. The Company's mission is to discover, develop and market meaningful new therapies that improve human health. Aida Pharmaceuticals, in operation since March 1999, is headquartered in Hangzhou, China with manufacturing, distribution and sales points throughout mainland China. Aida is GMP certified in China and ISO9002 certified for quality assurance and ISO14000 certified for ecologically-friendly practices.
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